Mr. Vicks is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and comes with over 15 years of policy and advocacy experience within the public health and primary health care arenas. He has used these platforms to address health disparities and to provide ordinary people in high need and under-resourced communities a voice in the policy-making process to shape issues important to them. His areas of expertise include, project planning and management, government affairs, grassroots development, and community relations particularly in communities of color. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati. He consults with and serves on several local boards in the D.C. area which work to improve health and promote equity.